Somerville is home to one of the largest groups of medievalists in Oxford: our interests range from manuscripts to music theory, from genre to gender studies, from the British Isles to Russia.
We meet regularly for informal lunchtime discussions, but also organise interdisciplinary work-shops and conferences. Over the last five years, these have resulted in a series of conferences and workshops as well as two book publications.
Aspects of the Performative in Medieval Culture, ed. Manuele Gragnolati, Almut Suerbaum. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2010
Polemic. Language as Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Discourse, ed. George Southcombe, Almut Suerbaum, Benjamin Thompson. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.
Work on a third volume, on Temporality, is under way. There will be a workshop on 23/24 June 2016 in Somerville College.
Sean Curran, JRF in Music, Trinity College, Cambridge
Manuele Gragnolati, Professor of Italian, Sorbonne; Senior Research Fellow, Somerville
Racha Kirakosian, Assistant Professor of Medieval German and Medieval Religion, Harvard
Alastair Matthews, Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of Southern Denmark
Monika Otter, Associate Professor in Medieval English, Dartmouth College
George Southcombe, Director, Sarah Lawrence Programme, Wadham
Francesca Southerden, Assistant Professor in Italian, Wellesley College
Katherine Sykes, Lecturer in Medieval History, Hertford